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Sweet Charity

Book by: Neil Simon
Lyrics by: Dorothy Fields  
Composed by: Cy Coleman
Directed by: Ashton Byrum
Choreography by: Amy Uhl

March 13-17, 2018
The Dance Center
1306 Michigan Avenue

The ever-optimistic Charity Hope Valentine is a ballroom taxi-dancer with an endless case of bad luck. Nonetheless, she holds on to hope that someday—maybe today!—she’ll meet the perfect man. That is, if he doesn’t steal her purse, shove her into a closet, or throw her into a river. Again. Sweet Charity sings, dances, and is determine to make life a fantasy parade in her own honor.

Directed by Ashton Byrum
Choreography by Amy Uhl
Scenic Design: Dominique Zaragoza
Lighting Design: Benjamin Carne
Costume Design: Samantha Liska
Wig Design: Karen Berger-Nolte
Sound Design: Jamie Davis Alec Medina
Fight Choreography: David Woolley
Stage Manager: Konstantino Plakas

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Charity Hope Valentine: Evelyn Finne, Madelyne Forrester
Oscar: Marvin J. Malone II, Josh Szabo
Vittorio Vidal: Quinn Rigg, Jake Youngman
Nickie: Maria Montero, Rachel Lauren Wagner
Helene: Rhys Bakulinski, Aalon Smith
Ursula: Grace Fanning, Samantha Grimes
Daddy Brubeck: Joshua Delk, Juwon Tyrel Perry
Herman/First Cop: Jon Parker Jackson, Jakob Mathews
Elaine: Ariel Triunfo
Charlie Dark Glasses/Barney: Zac Richey
Second Cop: Andrew Casey
Carmen: Danielle Reyes
Marvin: Ahmad Simmons
Waiter/Doorman: Lev Caruso
Manfred: Isaiah Silvia-Chandley
Betsy: Caroline Sandrell
Receptionist: Natalie O’hea
Brother Harold: Dorian Davis
Brother Eddie: Ahmad Simmons
Rosie: Hannah Rose

ENSEMBLE

Terrell Armstrong
Lev Caruso
Andrew Casey
Emily Coffey
David Daugherty
Dorian Davis
Jhavian Dixon
Lindsay Hampton
Becca Krauss
Natalie O’hea
Danielle Reyes
Sydney Richards
Zac Richey
Hannah Rose
Caroline Sandrell
Ahmad Simmons
Isaiah Silvia-Chandley
Ariel Triunfo
Amanda Vinson
Sophie Vitello
Catherine Vreeland
Julie Wolz

ORCHESTRA

Orchestration: Matthew Croft (BMI)
Conductor: Jermaine Hill
Trumpets: Mary Daniels, Sam Wolsk
Trombone: Conner Eisenmenger
Reeds: Sophie Creutz, Anthony Rodriguez, Miles Tesar
Keyboards: Alex Murphy, Jeff Poindexter
Guitar: Perry Cowdery
Bass: David Priest
Percussion: Thomas Cushing


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